Coming up in July at WORD Brooklyn:
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Kate Walbert visited WORD BK in June to celebrate
her new novel,
The Sunken Cathedral.
It’s fireworks time, and we’ve got of host of readings and talks to brighten your summer sky. Genevieve Valentine, in conversation with Kelly Link, lights the fuse (7/1) to celebrate the paperback release of The Girls at the Kingfisher Club, followed by a sure-to-be inspiring talk by Gala Darling on Radical Self Love, in conversation with Veronica Varlow (7/2). We will be closing early on the 4th of July, so be sure to come by for your weekend beach reads before 4 pm that day!

Sarah McCarry returns to celebrate About a Girl with Mairead Case, Rahawa Haile, and Lyric Hunter (7/14), followed by Bad Kid author David Crabb and Harrison Scott Key’s The World’s Largest Man (7/15).
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This month's featured event:

About a GirlFor myth morphers:
Sarah McCarry presents About a Girl, with Rahawa Haile, Lyric Hunter, and Mairead Case
Tuesday, July 14, 7 pm

Staff favorite Sarah McCarry returns to WORD to celebrate the release of About a Girl, the third book in the Metamorphoses trilogy. She will be joined by Rahawa Haile, an Eritrean-American short story writer and essayist; Mairead Case, whose book, See You in the Morning, comes out from featherproof books in September; and Lyric Hunter, whose chapbook, Swallower, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

Coming up in Brooklyn:

Get in troublekingfisherFor fabulists:
Genevieve Valentine in conversation with Kelly Link
Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 pm

Genevieve Valentine returns to WORD in celebration of the paperback edition of Girls at the Kingfisher Club, her Roaring Twenties retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." Kelly Link (Get in Trouble) joins for a conversation.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
self loveFor radical dreamers:
Gala Darling presents Radical Self Love with Veronica Varlow
Thursday, July 2, 7 pm

After writing about radical self love for close to a decade and reaching millions of women on her eponymous blog, Gala Darling has produced Radical Self Love: A Guide To Loving Yourself And Living Your Dream, an essential handbook for anyone who wants to live a bigger, bolder, and more beautiful life. Darling is joined by Veronica Varlow, a performer and creator of the Danger Dame blog.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

For debutantes:
Debut Fiction with Jessamyn Hope, Sara Nović, and Tracy O’Neill
Wednesday, July 8, 7 pm

Three debut novelists -- Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping), Sara Nović (Girl at War), and Tracy O’Neill (The Hopeful) -- discuss the experience of writing and publishing their first novels with moderator Douglas Silver, who is also working on his first book.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

             safekeepinggirl at warhopeful
For Greenpointers:
Greenpoint Brooklyn's Forgotten Past with Geoffrey Cobb
Thursday, July 9, 7 pm

Longtime local Geoffrey Cobb presents his narrative history of WORD’s home ‘hood.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For funny bones:
Greenpoint Comedy Night with headliner Alingon Mitra
Saturday, July 11, 7 pm

Greenpoint Comedy Night returns with headliner Alingon Mitra (seen on Conan). Michael Karlik hosts Maurice Licorish, Emily Winter, Eric Owusu, Raj Sivaraman, and Emmy Blotnick. Admission is $6 and includes two free beers from series sponsor Brooklyn Brewery.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
salinger yearFor bad (and good) kids:bad kid
Harrison Scott Key and David Crabb
Wednesday, July 15, 7 pm

David Crabb grew up a young gay goth in Texas; Harrison Scott Key was a reader in the shadow of his hunting, fighting father. These two memoirists join forces to present their funny and wry coming-of-age stories, Bad Kid and The World's Largest Man.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

aliveFor risers:
Scott Sigler presents Alive
Thursday, July 16, 7 pm

New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler presents Alive, the first in his new YA trilogy, which opens with a teenage girl who’s trapped in a coffin -- and has no idea who she is or how she got there. Pierce Brown (Red Rising) calls Alive "a ripping, claustrophobic thunderbolt of a novel."

RSVP encouraged,
but not required.
turner houseFor hustlers:dispatch
The Hustle with Angela Flournoy, Leigh Stein, and Jennifer Baker
Sunday, July 19, 2 pm

Join Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), Leigh Stein (Dispatch From the Future), and Jennifer Baker for The Hustle, a discussion series about the business of writing: how writers pay the bills, how they get the work done, what they read, and more.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For opinionated writers:
Gotham Writers’ Workshop: Essay and Opinion Writing with Melissa Petro
Sunday, July 26, 2 pm

Melissa Petro leads a Gotham session on essay and opinion writing. Petro is the editor of two anthologies, and has published nonfiction in New York Magazine, Poets & Writers, Salon, Daily Beast, Narratively, Jezebel, xoJane, Frisky, The Fix, and The Rumpus. She is a PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize finalist.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
For audiophiles:do not sell
Amanda Petrusich presents Do Not Sell At Any Price
Thursday, July 30, 7 pm

Essayist and music writer Amanda Petrusich celebrates the paperback edition of Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records, "a complex story of preservation, loss, obsession, and art."

RSVP encouraged, but not required.
All events are in our Brooklyn store, and free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Every time you attend an event, you get a chance to
our event book raffle for a signed set of featured books!
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Reading for next month:

June Top Ten:

  1. What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches by Peaches and Holger Talinski (ebook)
  2. Saint Mazie by Jamie Attenberg
  3. Brooklyn's Historic Greenpoint by Brian Merlis and Riccardo Gomes
  4. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (ebook)
  5. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (ebook)
  6. Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos (ebook)
  7. The Vacationers by Emma Straub (ebook)
  8. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (ebook)
  9. Not for Tourists Illustrated Guide to NYC (ebook)
  10. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (ebook)
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